I distinctly remember reading a short article in the 1990s about a visit to a Beijing? cloisonne workshop, wherein the craftswomen explained that they were working to earn valuable foreign exchange.
What I cannot distinctly remember is if the article was in Lapidary Journal, Ornament, Bead & Button. . .
And for some reason Robert Liu and Paddy Kan are vaguely connected in my memory as well.
Can anyone else recollect this article?